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    New Biker from Minneapolis, MN!

    Hey Guys,
    I just wanted to jump on here and get a little feedback! I'm a relatively new rider, and jazzed to jump on the saddle and get going....BUT....

    I'm looking for a good road bike! That is where YOU come in! LOL! Alot of you guys have been rockin' the road for awhile and have a good handle on products, shift levers etc. and I in DESPERATE need of a road bike. Although I do tons of spin classes I'm riding in the MS150 in less than a month & I don't wanna ride my mountain bike.

    I'm looking to spend between $1,300 -$1,500 tops and I'm pretty sure I at least wanna run shimano 105's. I'm a 52, but with my extension mens bikes seem to fit a little better that womens. So far, I've been looking at the Trek 2.1 & the Cannondale CAAD 10.

    INPUT NEEDED!! I would greatly appreciate all you veterans helping a girl out!
    I'm really excited to get in the saddle and hit the road but I need to buy a bike soon, so send some info my way if ya have any outstanding recommendations! Thanks, everybody!

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    I'd recommend the Cannondale or Felt F75.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    If your looking at a Trek, go talk to the folks at Freewheel bike near the west bank. Have a fitting done and they can recommend the right combination of components that work with you. You need to find a saddle that you will like and get some miles into it before you tackle the 150 or the second day may not go so well.
    1982 Ciocc World 77
    1981 Nishiki Cresta
    1982 Trek 613
    1987 Giant Yukon

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    Double Rainbow.... NCMTBIKER's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome!!

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